The Mystery of the Plastic Rings (The Green World) by Sonia Mehta is the fifth book of The Green World Series published by Puffin. This series of story-cum-activity books for children aims to teach environmental awareness early on. This book has 64 pages and is targeted at children of six years and over. I am thankful to the publisher for providing me a review copy of the book.
MEET THE ECONUTS
Dewy, Woosh, Petals, Pebbles and Waggy call themselves the Econuts because they are simply nuts about ecology and the environment!
Learn all about the many ways in which you can help save Planet Earth in this series of story-and-activity books, aimed at generating ecological awareness through a mix of fiction, puzzles, games, activities and more.
Pebbles finds some plastic rings buried in his garden. He has no idea what they are or where they’ve come from. When Pebbles and the Econuts get together to figure it out, they stumble on something very scary. What do they discover and what do they do about it? Read on to find out.
The five friends are digging the garden in the backyard of Pebble’s house when they come across a packet with plastic rings in it and a name on it. And they start looking for the person to whom the packet belongs.
The author used beautiful illustrations and different mind games like matching picures and their shadows, colouring, solving mystery, countinfg circles in a picture, finding the odd word, spot the difference, separating garbage, rhyming words, find out hidden words, a maze, a grid and also some space for the child to record the activities done by them called ‘my environment diary’. There are activities like making a newspaper shopping bag, tin can wind chimes, too. She has used the book to make the reader aware of the facts regarding plastics, how we can reuse and recycle things, and also how we can save our trees. The best part of the book is the earth champion stickers.
I loved the book and recommend it to all children and their parents.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book from the publisher in return for my honest review. I have NOT received any monetary compensation for the same.